US Senator calls for Burger King boycott amid tax-dodging accusations
A Democratic Senator is calling for Americans to boycott Burger King after the fast food giant agreed to purchase Tim Hortons for $11 billion, consequently avoiding US taxes.
The push for a boycott comes as Burger King plans to renounce its corporate citizenship in the United States and reincorporate in Canada. Although both Burger King itself will continue to be run out of Miami, the company’s new headquarters will officially be located in Toronto.
Known as a “tax inversion,” the move will allow Burger King to evade the 35 percent corporate tax rate in the US – the highest in the world, though most large corporations end up paying a significantly lower rate. In Canada, the corporate tax rate is 15 percent.
How about a boycott of Congress instead? In fact, how about we all boycott paying our taxes until these fucks actually decide to WORK for a living?
Congress should make minimum wage, after all it’s a “public service” job, right? Ain’t that the shit you tell teachers?